Transformational, Transactional and Cooperative Police Leadership in Theory and Practice

  • Faye Barth-Farkas
  • Antonio Vera

Abstract

The following article presents empirical results gained from police leaders’ self-report questionnaires on leadership styles, and compares the cooperative leadership system, prescribed as the leadership model in the German police forces, to the internationally validated leadership literature. The aim of this analysis is to open up the leadership practices of the German police to a wider international audience, as well as critically evaluate police leadership in a more contemporary manner. Police leaders of today are found to endorse transformational, transactional and cooperative leadership behaviours, thus moving beyond traditional notions of the authoritarian, task-focused leader.

Published
2016-06-01
How to Cite
Barth-Farkas, F., & Vera, A. (2016). Transformational, Transactional and Cooperative Police Leadership in Theory and Practice. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (14), 34-43. Retrieved from https://bulletin.cepol.europa.eu/index.php/bulletin/article/view/154